Show #8409 - Thursday, May 27, 2021

2021 Tournament of Champions final game 1.


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Sam Kavanaugh, a substitute teacher originally from Carlton, Minnesota

Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 20
As a German colony from 1884 to World War I, Cameroon was spelled starting with this letter
    $200 30
The Rotunda, designed by Jefferson
    $200 29
A computer running in this 4-letter diagnostic "mode" uses a minimum of files to help decipher where a problem might be
    $200 28
One of Dave Matthews' first big hits was about these little guys "marching, red and black antennae waving"
    $200 27
Scouting report on this title guy: very indecisive hitting holes but has great vision--even of his own father's ghost
    $200 26
A noisy outburst by an angry or excited group
    $400 19
In 2015 a statue of this scholarship founder & British colonialist was removed from the University of Cape Town
    $400 22
The LBJ Presidential Library
    $400 23
This login partner of a password should also be secure; the website can help generate them
    $400 24
The Beastie Boys' "Brass" one was actually a cocktail; George Michael sang of a metaphoric one "on your back"
    $400 21
At QB, she audibles to get her husband to commit murder & win the title but she literally sleepwalks through the 4th quarter
    $400 25
Jolly hyphenated exclamation by Grumpy & his housemates on the way home from the mine
    $600 8
The Dutch first took over both Aruba & this "B" island in 1636
    $600 15
Tribble Hall;
the Demon Deacon statue at Truist Field
    $600 10
An old external modem not communicating fast enough? You may need to increase this measure of speed, bps for short
    $600 9
We're not sure of the legality, but Toby Keith had an odd request back in 2002: this drink "For My Horses"
    $600 4
Starting at WR, as no one catches grief better than her, this Lear daughter does get benched from the play in Acts 2 & 3
    $600 2
This adverb means up until the present moment
    $800 7
As head of the Darien colony, he led a march across the Isthmus of Panama to the Pacific in 1513
    $800 12
Hoover Tower, named after a president
    $800 11
To "zip" a file is to do this to it, shrink it so that it takes up less memory & can be more easily sent or downloaded
    $800 5
In a song by The Who, Boris is one of these, "black & hairy & very small"
    $800 16
After a big scramble, this guy "of Athens" retires to the wilderness & coaches Alcibiades on sacking the city
    $800 1
Legendary priestess of Aphrodite who left the light on for her lover
    $1000 6
Robert Clive led this company that had a quarter million men army; so, the Clive Museum benefitted with lots of Mughal artifacts
    $1000 13
Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts
    $1000 14
Whenever you access a webpage, your browser puts the data in this temporary storage for faster retrieval
    $1000 17
The rapper Desiigner thought a white BMW with tinted windows looked like a certain animal, hence this title of his No. 1 hit
    DD: $3,400 18
A very outside LB, this guy plays on an island; the son of a witch & a devil, he's a total beast out there!
    $1000 3
From the Spanish for "little oven", it's a mound of molten lava

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$3,200 -$600 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$5,000 $1,200 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Buzzy: You'll fill in the blanks with the celebrity name.)
    $400 25
A wind called a levanter blows through this strait that lies between Spain & Africa
    $400 26
The Virginia Company was chartered by this king in 1606; he'd later have a New World colony named for him
    $400 30
2-word term for unlicensed but legal quoting of copyrighted material in situations like research or news reporting
    $400 27
It's any substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without itself being consumed
    $400 28
____ ____
    $400 29
Losing the second letter in a word for a sacred Bible hymn gets you this body part
    $800 20
A favorite with boaters, Haro Strait lies between Washington State & this Canadian island that's home to the city of Victoria
    DD: $4,400 11
In 1247 the Priory of St. Mary of Bethlehem, later an asylum known by this 6-letter name, opened in London
    $800 23
A plea is entered at this proceeding that is sometimes called an initial hearing
    $800 21
Here's the crepe type of this tree in full bloom
    $800 24
Philip K.
____ ____
    $800 22
A place of worship sacred to Jews & Mormons alike loses a letter, becoming this Arizona metropolis
    $1200 1
This strait at one end of the Persian Gulf carries 1/3 of the world's seaborne oil & was the scene of international tensions in 2019
    $1200 10
This agreement that began in 1955 allowed for Soviet military in constituent countries
    $1200 7
Res judicata, "a thing already judged", is the civil law version of this 2-word action banned by the Bill of Rights
    $1200 6
Bionomics is another name for this -ology
    $1200 17
____ ____
    $1200 14
A type of holy man loses the last letter of his title & does this, snoops into others' business
    $1600 3
This strait between mainland South America & Tierra del Fuego links the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans
    $1600 5
In the late 4th century, St. Augustine became bishop of this city of North Africa
    $1600 8
Vanderbilt Law 6090 is the course named for these, covering "liability for intentional harm to person or property"
    $1600 2
Rhinolophus is the genus name for this lucky type of bat seen here
    $1600 18
____ ____
    $1600 13
A Muslim holy month loses its last letter, becoming this hotel chain
    $2000 16
This long, narrow strait between Malaysia & Sumatra has been a hotbed of piracy in recent years
    $2000 4
When he was broke after editing his "Encyclopedie", Catherine the Great bought his library in 1765 & also gave him a salary
    DD: $3,000 12
The first play by lord, novelist, politician & inmate Jeffrey Archer had a legalistic title, "Beyond" these 2 words
    $2000 9
This distant "cloud" named for an astronomer is thought to be the source of long-period comets
    $2000 19
David Foster
____ ____
    $2000 15
A term for an image or picture of a saint loses its second letter & becomes this really small thing

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$8,200 $11,000 $24,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

In a British folk tune, the title lass Maggie May is sentenced to go way down south to this penal colony that rhymes with her name

Final scores:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$6,400 $14,500 $38,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Veronica Jennifer Sam
$8,200 $10,400 $21,600
12 R,
0 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2021-04-14
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